Peace And Justice Events Hotline (617) 787-6809
The Hotline is a way for people to convey and get information about a wide
variety of progressive events and organizations by making one phone call.
The announcements you record can be heard by every-one calling this
The Hotline is not a tape recorded message. Using a touch-tone phone, you
can easily select what you want to hear or quickly record a new event
announcement if you wish to do so.
A Powerful Tool For Social Change
The Peace and Justice Events Hotline is a valuable tool for progressive
The Peace and Justice Events Hotline gives you the voice you need to get
your message out.
- It provides a common source of information for all groups willing to
- It's a shared resource available to groups working for social change,
not for corporations working to maintain the status quo.
- It is a readily accessible telephone bulletin board to publicize
- It provides you with an opportunity for networking by informing you
about what other groups are doing.
- It can help you schedule your event so that it will not conflict with
- It is immediately available, twenty four hours a day, when you need
to call an emergency action.
- It breaks the strangle hold of the established media.
- It helps to end the isolation of groups fighting on different fronts of a
- It allows you to send out announcements subject to change, while
instructing people to call the Peace & Justice Hotline for updates.
- It is free.
History Of The Hotline
The Peace and Justice Events Hotline started during the 1991 war in the
Persian Gulf. The MIT Initiative for Peace used it as an information center
for groups working to end U.S. intervention in the middle east. The Hotline
was accessed by thousands of callers and by all organizations who were
actively opposing U.S. military intervention in Iraq.
After the war, a small group of dedicated individuals reorganized the hotline
on an informal basis as a broad service to progressive groups in the Greater
A grant from the Haymarket Foundation, has covered most of the start up
expenses. This grant helped assure that the Hotline will survive as a
The challenge now for the wide variety of organizations to make full use of
this valuable resource.
We encourage the widest possible use of the Hotline, and naturally listing an
event in no way implies endorsement by the Peace & Justice Hotline Support
Tips On Using The Hotline
When you are recording an announcement, it is very important to convey the
spirit of your event in the Headline. If you don't attract their attention, they
may just skip to the next event.
Obviously the earlier you post your announcement, the more people will hear
it. Don't wait for all the details to be settled to post your event. If people
know your event is happening, they can hold that time free. You can always
update the announcement later.
We suggest that you place announcements about the Hotline in your
newsletter, and encourage everyone to monitor the Hotline for your events.
You do not need a touch tone line to use the hotline (and other similar voice
mail services). Many newer push button phones have a Pulse/Tone dial
switch that you set to Pulse Dial if you don't have a touch tone line. You
can call the hotline and then set the switch to Tone and you will be able to
access all the information on the Hotline. Remember to switch back to pulse
before you make the next call, until you switch back you can not dial out!
For information about creating a Peace & Justice Hotline in your area write
Peace and Justice Hotline
121 Tremont St. #311
Brighton, MA 02135 USA
Peace And Justice Events Hotline (617) 787-6809
The only way to get the full impact of the Hotline is to call it!
How To Listen To Events
1. Dial (617) 787-6809 using a touch tone phone. If you have a push
button phone set to pulse dial, see the "TIPS on using the Hotline"
2. A description of the hotline will greet you. If you have already heard
it, push 5.
3. Listen to the choice of categories and choose one using the numbers
on the telephone.
4. Listen to the listed events in sequence. Push the appropriate button to
skip ahead or backward.
How To Post Events
1. Follow instructions above from 1 to 3.
2. Once you have chosen a category press 1 to be guided through
posting an event. Have ready the following information:
a. A brief headline on lead in for the event
b. The date and time of the event
c. The location of the event
d. Handicap access information
e. The sponsoring organization
f. A contact telephone number
g. A description of the event including whether translation into other
languages is available.
You should go back, check or rerecord any of the sections if you desire.
Press 3 to save the announcement.
Feel free to update announcements as new information becomes available.
The old announcements will be removed by the operator.
Please note that events without a contact telephone number are subject to